Loyola’s Surat wins consolation final at NAIA South Regional

Sun, 09/30/2012

Gainesville, Ga.- Loyola University New Orleans men’s and women’s tennis teams competed at the USTA/ITA NAIA South Regional this weekend. Freshman Tarun Suart defeated teammate junior Devon Belcher 8-4 in the men’s consolation finals. Sophomore Meghan deBaroncelli fell in the women’s consolation final to Eline Nagels of Brenau 8-6

“It was a great experience for our kids to compete at the South Regional this weekend. Not only did Tarun, Devon and Meghan have great results, but both our teams had good showings. This will be something that we can build on for the rest of the fall and carry into our spring season,” said Loyola head coach Zubin Engineer.

Women’s Doubles
Frances Bonnin/Meghan deBaroncelli (Loyola) def Elizabeth Chrstman/Amber Robinson (Belhaven) 8-2
Kourtney Howell/ Brion Flowres (Xavier) def Bonnin/deBaroncelli (Loyola) 8-1

Women’s Singles Main Draw
Kanda Borgononi (Loyola) fell to Kourtney Howell (Xavier) 6-1, 6-0 main draw
Frances Bonnin (Loyola) fell to Amber Brown (Xavier) 6-0, 6-0
Meghan deBaroncelli (Loyola) fell to Carola Orna (William Carey) 6-1, 6-3

Women’s Singles Consolation Draw
Kanda Borgononi (Loyola) fell to Olivia West (Xavier) 6-4, 6-1
Meghan deBaroncelli (Loyola) def. Alejandra Bejarno (Reinhardt) 8-3
Meghan deBaroncelli (Loyola) def. Alyssa Kroll (Reinhardt) 8-0
Meghan deBaroncelli (Loyola) def. Stephanie Moniz (Brenau) 8-3
Meghan deBaroncelli (Loyola) fell to Eline Nagels of Brenau 8-6

Men’s Singles Main Draw:
Emmanuel Benjamin (Loyola) fell to (1) Nicolas Pinonoes AUM 6-0, 6-0
Devon Belcher (Loyola) fell to Daniel Duarte (Belhaven) 7-6, 6-1
Tarun Surat (Loyola) fell to (7) Jefferson Nino (Belhaven) 6-3, 6-1
Eduardo Garcia (Loyola) fell to (2) Jody Claassen (William Carey) 6-0, 6-0
Jaron Belcher (Loyola) fell to Daniel Prado (Belhaven) 6-1, 6-3

Men’s Singles Consolation Draw
Emmanuel Benjamin (Loyola) fell to Julian Arnowski (William Carey) 8-0
Devon Belcher (Loyola) def Devon Draghiceanu (Reinghardt) 8-6
Devon Belcher (Loyola) def Julian Arnowski (William Carey)8-5
Devon Belcher (Loyola) def Andres Yepez (Belhaven) 9-7
Jaron Belcher (Loyola) def Matthew Porter (Reinhardt) 8-3
Jaron Belcher (Loyola) def Julian Guzman (SCAD) 8-3
Jaron Belcher (Loyola) fell to Jim Scott (Belhaven) 8-5
Tarun Surat (Loyola) def Garrick Sanford (Reinhardt) 8-5
Tarun Surat (Loyola) def Eduardo Garcia (Loyola) 8-0
Tarun Surat (Loyola) def Jim Scott (Belhaven) 8-0
Tarun Surat (Loyola) def Devon Belcher (Loyola) 8-4

Men’s doubles
Emmanuel Benjamin/Eduard Garcia (Loyola) fell to Jody Claassen/Marthinius Visser (William Carey) 8-0
Devon Belcher/Matt Farnham (Loyola) fell to Andres Cepede/Guillermo Chaves (William Carey) 8-4
Jaron Belcher/David Mayhall (Loyola) fell to Duane Duarte/Daniel Prado 8-5 (Belhaven)

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